How to Get a Job in English

What are some of the most difficult things to do in a foreign language? If you asked me I’d probably say taking advanced college classes and have philisophical conversations are two of the most difficult things I can imagine doing in any language other than English. But even more difficult than those is finding, interviewing for and getting a job!

Getting a new job often takes people weeks, months, sometimes even years to do. It’s never easy because you are competing with hundreds of other people for the same job. Now, imagine trying to get a new job in a foreign country and in a foreign language. Sounds tough, right? Well, today we are going to look at an introduction for some of the words, phrases and approaches to use when searching for a job that requires you to know how to speak English.

The BBC has provided English learning tools for decades, though many people are unaware of the excellent online resources that they provide. Today’s featured tool steps you through different sections of the job process, including:

  • The Job Search
  • Editing your CV (resume)
  • Writing an excellent cover letter
  • Interviews

By stepping through the many activities designed to help you land a job in English, you will be on your way to mastering American English in a more formal business setting.

If you are interested in learning how to get a job in English, check out BBC’s English-learning job tools here.

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